The Classroom Experience

Below is a range of courses taught in the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department. The Department collaborates closely with a number of other departments and programs on campus, frequently crosslisting courses with film studies, gender studies, history, and Romance languages and cultures. For more up to date information on courses being currently offered, please see the Spanish Courses page in the course bulletin.


Si! Se Puede!
What is Latina Feminism? How does it differ from and/or intersect with other feminisms?
Las Brujas
(SPAN-330): During the Spanish Empire witches, prostitutes, transvestite warriors, lesbians and daring noblewomen and nuns violated the social order.
El Escorial Library, San Lorenzo, Spain
ROMLG-375: Examine the structural evolution of Romance languages from Vulgar Latin to contemporary forms through the applications of linguistic theories.
Yerma screen shot
(SPAN-230) Students learn to create book trailers to spark interest and to entice others to read important literary works by Spanish writers.
Image courtesy of Discos Fuentes
Explore the paradoxes of race and African descent via cultural expressions, from music, film, religion, literature, to social movements.
Spanish 230
Analyze feminist issues, from domestic violence, maternity and equality as they relate to women through the lens of Spanish Literature and Film (SPAN 230).
Special topics in Advanced Studies in Visual Culture situates the films of Almodovar in the context of contemporary Spanish History and larger debates.
Professor Frau and her students, April 2016.
ITAL-361/FREN-321/ROMLG-375/SPAN-360: Read and discuss authors who wrote about their travels for political, religious, personal and recreational reasons.
Parabloa Optica, 1931
A frame of mind typically refers to a mood or perspective. However, such dispositions also reflect a certain regulation of thought and thus behavior.
Latina/o Urbanisms
Explore the many ways Latinas/os have impacted city planning trends that have shaped the streets and neighborhoods of many U.S. cities.
This course explores the role of work and its close relationship with sexuality and violence in contemporary Latin American cinema.